BOONE — AppHealthCare and the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center received a three-year federal allocation in excess of $550,000 to re-establish an in-jail recovery program and establish a pre-booking diversionary program to combat the opioid epidemic in Watauga County, the organization…

WATAUGA COUNTY — One projects and two studies in Watauga County worth more than $340,000 were funded by the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the agency announced in mid-September.

The following information is courtesy of the Boone Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Eddie Joe Mash, 64, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away October 14, 2019.

In March the Watauga County Board Of Education entered into a contract to purchase 14.4 acres (the Hodges site) for $1.105 million as a possible site for a new Valle Crucis School grades 1-8. They are offering to pay 2-3 times the market value of that land. Thirteen of the 14.4 acres are des…

What does it mean to be free? Many seemingly intractable disputes about specific issues — ranging from welfare spending and school choice to abortion and alcohol policy — originate from the fact that people don’t answer this question in the same way. It’s hard to have a useful political conv…